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Posted on Feb 28, 2012
DWI or DUI denotes driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence. This is strictly prohibited in most states. All 50 states have enforced a blood alcohol legal value up to .08 percent. Driving while consuming alcohol can affect your job in the future or the job you already have. In addition you would probably receive an ignition interlock or your license can be suspended. Clearly note that most employers will check the criminal background of prospective employee and having a bad criminal record will decrease the chances of getting a job.
Driving under the influence (DUI) will greatly affect your current or future jobs. Now, let’s have a look how does it affect your employment.
Attend Alcohol Awareness Classes
It is essential to attend alcohol awareness classes in most states. These classes are ordered by the court and everyone should have to attend alcohol education classes. You would have to devise your work schedule in such a way that you would be able to attend the classes on time. Because receiving a DUI may disqualify you from your current job in the company. Moreover, you may also want to contact an attorney prior to addressing your DUI with your current employer.
You License can be Suspended
After getting a DUI offense most states suspend your operator’s license. It will create a big trouble for you in reaching your workplace. Depending on someone else’s for a ride could make you late for a work and ultimately you might be fired for tardiness. Occasionally, the DUI or DWI will be reported automatically to your employer and you might be immediately released from the company. Additionally, receiving a DUI on your record will also increase insurance rates and your employer may feel the increase too and you can be fired because you could affect the company’s reputation. In case you have a CDL or drive for a long, you will have to find alternative ways to support.
Exhibit a Negative Impact on Potential Employers
Your future potential employers may require your criminal background record. Having a DUI might disqualify you from a position you really deserve. While filling out a job application, there is usually a section about prior convictions. Your prospective employer will surely discard you application if you filled out the conviction section. In case, it is not disclosed and your employer requires your background check, your DUI will show up and eventually you may not qualify for the job. Prospective employers may go back on your criminal background check or driving records up to ten years. Occasionally, potential employers will get your complete record.
Cleaning Your Criminal Record
There is an option to get your DUI expunged that is you can clean your criminal record, conviction information, destruction and sealing of arrest. This will give you a new hope of getting a job. For expunging your criminal record, you will need a help of an attorney. This will help you get a lucrative job.
Since, a DUI offense is major cause of driver’s license suspension and serious criminal charges that would certainly affect your employment. Alcohol education programs will enable you to make well informed decisions about your own use of alcohol that will help you secure your job.Blood Alcohol Content, DUI, Drunk DrivingNo Comments »BAC DUI Conviction DUI Offense DUI Record Employment
Posted on Feb 16, 2012
Every year thousands of people die due to drunk driving incidents in the US alone. In 2010, there were 10,228 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, which accounted for 31% of total traffic fatalities for the year. This is despite strict and stringent laws against drunk driving. What can be the reason? One obvious reason is recklessness, another reason accountable for this problem is that most people feel they can control themselves before they get legally intoxicated or reach higher levels, and even if they do, they feel they can control their reactions, which is a myth. For this reason, it can help to know the various stages of alcohol intoxication.
Different Levels of Intoxication
There are different stages of alcohol intoxication depending upon the number of drinks you have had and your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). The various stages include:
A BAC of .08 in most states of the U.S is considered to be the limit at which a person is considered legally intoxicated. Euphoria is the stage when the BAC is .10. It results in a reduced capacity to control impulsive reactions, the intoxicated person starts to talk incessantly, becomes more daring and loses fine motor skills because of which driving becomes difficult.
The next level is that of excitement in which the BAC reaches .20. Senses reduce in their normal capacity and become dull, short term memory loss may occur and the vision becomes blurry. It becomes increasingly difficult to perform functions that require gross motor skills.
A BAC of .30 leads to confusion, the person has no idea what he is doing, emotions run high and he becomes extremely sleepy. Vision becomes blurry because of which it becomes difficult to walk.
Higher BAC such as .40 leads to progressive lethargy. A person can barely move and it becomes impossible to stand or walk. Such a person can also not respond to external stimuli. Because this level is equal to stage 1 anesthesia, the person may become unconscious.
A BAC of .50 indicates the stage of coma. The intoxicated person becomes completely unconscious, his breathing becomes shallow and the body temperature goes down, pulse rate may also become slow, in some cases the person may also die due to such high levels of BAC.
When the BAC goes over .50, breathing becomes increasingly difficult, respiratory centers start shutting down and such a high BAC can lead to death.
Being aware of the symptoms and effects of various levels of intoxication, one can not only protect oneself but to also be able to help others out when they reach such high levels.Alcohol Abuse, Blood Alcohol Content, Drunk DrivingNo Comments »Alcohol Intoxication Levels Blood Alcohol Content Drunk Driving
Posted on Feb 08, 2012
In Middletown, Ohio, a former Tribune Co. CEO, Randy Michael a.k.a Benjamin Homel, has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Randy Michael, whose real name is Benjamin Homel, was accused of drunk driving in southwest Ohio.
Randy Michael’s DWI Offense
According to Middletown authorities, Mr. Michael was arrested on Friday morning after law enforcement officers noticed his motor vehicle in a muddy construction zone. Mr. Michael’s vehicle was spotted on Interstate 75, this is when officers approached the vehicle and smelled alcohol on Mr. Michael. Police reports state that his eyes were bloodshot and he was wobbly on his feet. During the field sobriety test, Mr. Michael had to perform several tests which he failed. The tests included:
The arresting officer took the former executive to a local jail where he met with his attorney for consultation. He later refused to take a Breathalyzer test to check his blood alcohol content (BAC) level.
Randy Michael aka Benjamin Homel DUI Incident
Police reports show that Randy Michael, 59 was charged under his real name, Benjamin Homel. He was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving into a street that was apparently under construction and closed to traffic. He had recently resigned as Tribune CEO. In June he had helped launch a multimedia company.
Randy Michael has to appear in court on Oct. 21. His attorney, Steve Adams refused to comment further on the case, but says that Mr. Michael has entered a not guilty plea.
Do You Think Prosecutors Have A Strong Case Against Michael For His DUI Charges?
Even though he refused to take a Breathalyzer test, don’t forget that he failed his field sobriety tests, the arresting officer(s) smelled alcohol on him and they had probable cause to believe that he was operating a motor vehicle under the influence. What do you make of this case? Guilty or not guilty?Blood Alcohol Content, DWI, DWI cases1 Comment »BAC DUI Charge DWI Arrest DWI Case DWI offense